Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Oscar Winner Mo’Nique Calls for Boycott of Netflix for Gender and Color Bias: She was Low-Balled on Offer for Comedy Special


Oscar winner Mo’Nique says she’s calling for a boycott of Netlix for gender bias and color bias. In a video posted to Instagram, the comedic actress says she was severely low balled by Netflix in an offer for a comedy special that would have paid Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock millions. But Mo’Nique says she was offered just $500,000.

Curiously she says in the video, What about her resume? But she never says, I won an Oscar. It’s so weird. She won Best Supporting Actress for “Precious.” But she never embraced the Oscars. And now she kind of zips over this fact, which might help her. Anyway, if she’s got the story straight, she’s right. She should be paid as much as Amy and Chris.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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